Renishaw, a village in Eckington parish, Derbyshire, on the river Rother and the Chesterfield Canal, with a station called Eckington and Renishaw on the M.R., 6½ miles NE by N of Chesterfield. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chesterfield. Renishaw Hall is the seat of the Sitwell family, who are lords of the manor. There is a large iron foundry.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Chesterfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Renishaw from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Renishaw)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Renishaw are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: